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tonight, you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. now more from karen travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that both claim was parties claim was their ultimate goal. but tonight both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit forgetting something done.y, veryis a very, very strg first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> there was considerable happened wringing about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but ultimately there weren't enough votes t passed. passed. the bill was overwhelming bipartisan support would extend tax cuts for all tax earners earning less than $400,000 a year and tax hikes on those estates worth $5 million. and benefits set to
of us and what happens next? karen travers tries to explain. >> reporter: the stock market surged this morning. late last night congress finally spent president obama legislation. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy oar at one point it looked like the deal could fall apart. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt what we're really doing is raising taxes to gift president more money top spend. >> reporter: some republicans were pushing house speaker john boehner to add new spending cuts, but ultimately, there weren't enough votes to get that passed. so the house approved the senate measure. it prevent as tax hike on estates less than $5 million and extends unemployment benefits for some 2 million people but the payroll tax could expire, which means an increase on salaries by 2% for workers earning up to $110,000 a year. then stuff the bill didn't do. to avoid this fiscal cliff congress set up new ones. two ones they will have to deal with the automatic spending cuts. there lab nasty fight over the debt ceiling.
. >> unbelievable. karen travers has more on the real estate drama. >> reporter: so you want to live in a multimillion dollar mansion but don't have the means. take a page out of his playbook and move. no money, no problem. he's sitting pretty in this $2 1/2 million mansion in upscale boca raton, florida. he is squatting, living there without actually owning the place. for now nobody can legally force him out. he's been there since last september and moved in after the last owner moved out. the house has been owned by bank of america since last july. >> there's been so many foreclosures that there's a lost of property. >> reporter: he filed legal papers citing adverse possession, allowing them to claim it by occupying and paying property tax for seven years. he avenue posted this no trespassing notice. no surprise, his neighbors are not amused. >> nobody's happy. >> reporter: it could happen anywhere. adverse possession is legal in all 50 states. in his case bank of america told abc2 news we filed the appropriate and immediate legal action to have this trespass ser removed from the p
and deficit. karen travers has more. >> new year, a new cabinet. the obama administration shuffle continues. today president obama will nominate jack lew for treasury secretary. currently the chief of staff steps into the job at a very critical time. his experience as an administration insider and budget grew will be quickly put to the test. -- budget guru will quickly be put to the test. lawmakers me to address the automatic spending cuts they put off in order toch a last- minute fiscal cliff deal. lew may be getting a lot of attention for this his signature that will soon be put on newly-printed money. >> are you working on his signature? >> not that i am aware of. >> this is also drawing criticism. for the first time in years, all the cabinet positions will be held by men. john brennan at the cia and john kerry secretary of state. "the new york times" published this photograph yesterday. only men are visible. the white house fired back. >> women serve a key position and policy here as they do in the administration. overall 43% of his appointees have been women, including two high-profile
'ts -- winds could reach 80 miles an hour. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> a woman goss to court to get an order of protection but is attacked instead. how it's changing security at this courthouse. >>> and nik wallenda attempts another high wire stunt. what happens when his safety arness comes off. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicinĀ®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch with maximum strength scalpicinĀ®. also available scalpicinĀ® 2 in 1, itch relief plus dandruff control. >>> chaos breaks out in a ohio courtroom. a woman seeking a protection order is knocked to the ground and punched. the victim suffered bums and bruises on her head and arm. the attack was caught on surveillance video. it's leading to a security review at the courthouse
in more extreme weather. karen travers. >> it actually has been warmer. >> warmer. >>> one of our hottest summers on record in maryland. i was looking at that australian family who survived the fire holding on to the dock in the water. no doubt. extremes across the globe and some milder than average weather here for january. it was a cold finish to december and early start. >> did you wear a coat? >> no. >> i wore a fleece. >> so we'll be cold when we walk out. >> take a look. right now pretty decent looking weather but it stays cloudy as a result. temperatures reaching the low 50s across most of central maryland. now we're at 48 degrees. the air column has gotten moister. so we're up to 40. we're able to get a few, very few light rain showers as a result of this boundary pushing through the hear today. show you some weather in motion across the board. in dundalk you see what's going on. clouds hold tough. a few drops on hour camera lens at ccbc but not a lot of precipitation. what we did see was abundant cloud cover. as a result temperatures couldn't fight below 50. that was the case acr
monday at 12 p.m. karen travers, abc news washington. >> we have more at abc2news.com. just head to our home page and look for the featured stories. >>> all right. a lack at maryland's most powerful radar. very little of that precipitation has made its way north. all of it well, well south. conditions are still dry. clouds are holding tough around the area. that storm is staying south and still pretty cloudy around here. again, we stayed nice and dry. upper 30s in reisterstown, hick core ri and man chester. 42 in pape pea. cloudy and dry, getting cold. colder still as we go into tomorrow and the middle part of the week. we've got those numbers straight ahead. >>> new tonight a teen killed in a car crash in aberdeen. the victim, 17-year-old austin remines was driving his car when he hit a car traveling the opposite direction. remines died at the hospital. the other driver was not hurt. >>> two people were killed, two others hurt in san francisco after a char speeding awhat from police -- car speeding away from police crashed into another car. police responded and found a black car. when
't have to worry about reelection. karen travers was on hand. >> reporter: on a perfect crisp winter day president obama signaled a new she son in america. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment. we will see that -- seize it so long as we seize it together. >> reporter: president obama outlined a vision for his second term and kept returning to some key themes. >> we, the people -- our journey, our time. >> reporter: this was a call to action. president obama lake -- making this clear that he lookings at the next four years to seize a moment together with the american people. while he said that must be done as one nation, one people, the agenda he outlined is clearly aimed at prog -- progressives. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. >> reporter: and in an inaugural address first, a nod to gay rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: officials estimated 800,000 people packed the mall, not quite the magnitude of tween but for many the moment was powerfully significant and poignant.
in the nick of time. what does the imagine include exactly. karen travers has the details. >> don't start popping the champagne yet but tonight a major step to avoid the fiscal cliff. after days of intense negotiations white house and senate republicans reached a deal and vice president biden went up to the capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> happy new year. >>reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a way forward with mcconnell. the agreement would permanently extend the bush tax cuts for individuals making under 40 400,000 holding making under 4 50,000. raise the estate tax valued at more than 5 million dollars and extend unemployment benefits for 1 year for some two million people. and those automatic spending cuts go into effect in the new year postponed for two months. and paid for by other spending cuts. house could take up the deal tomorrow. taxpayers would have felt the impact of the fiscal cliff immediately. if the deal passes afternoon american family avoid tax increase of more than 3400 dollars. . officials told that you say this is a compr
's desk in a day or two. we're now joined by karen travers in washington. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning. it's after midnight and while we technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't start popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> do you have a deal? >> happy new year. >> reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a way forward to mitch mcconnell. their agreement would permanently extend the bush tax cuts for individuals making under $400,000 and households under $450,000. raise the estate tax for those valued at more than $5 million. and extend unemployment benefits for one year for some 2 million people. and those automatic spending cuts that would go into effect in the new year, they'll be postponed for two months. and paid for by other spending cuts. the house could take up the deal tomorrow. taxpayers would have felt t
. but there are still big economic issues looming. abc's karen travers is in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning paula. good morning, john. it wasn't pretty. neither party got what they wanted and they didn't even get it done on time. but last night, congress sent president obama a deal in on the fiscal cliff. after months of drama and some tense last-minute negotiations, congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. >> reporter: lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that both parties claimed was their ultimate goal. both democrats and republicans gave themselves credit for getting something done. >> this is a very, very strong first step. >> this is an important one. this is a critical one for the future of the country. >> reporter: there was considerable hand ringing among republicans about a lack of spending cuts. some wanted to add them in, but
have a plan by next tuesday, but it's clear the nra won't like it. abc's karen travers has the details. >> reporter: vice president biden met with the most prominent opponent of gun control, the national rifle association. before hand, he sounded confident. >> there's nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual image people have of little 6-year-old kids riddled, riddled with bullet holes in their classroom. and the public demands we speak to it. >> reporter: the vice president suggested his proposals were increased gun control will be bold, including mandatory background checks on virtually every gun sale and bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: with 4 million highly motivated members, the nra spent more than $1 million on campaign contributions last year, and more than $2 million on lobbying. 288 members of congress have an a-rating from the nra for opposing new gun laws. in fact, gun rights were expanded in president obama's first term,
and congressional republicans in the senate. karen travers has the latest development from capitol hill. >> don't start popping the champagne just yet but my knowledge step to avoid the fiscal cliff tonight. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. tonight vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> happy new year. >>reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out an agreement. that would permanently extend the bush tax cut for individual making under 400,000. household making under 4 50,000. raise estate tax for those value at more than 5 million dollars. and extend unemployment benefits for one year for some two million people. those automatic spending cuts go into effect in the new year, they will be postponed for two months. and paid for by other spending cuts. the house could take up the deal tomorrow. taxpayers would have felt the impact of the cliff medley. if the deal passes the average american family would avoid a tax increase of more than 3400 dollars. . officials told us tonigh
is laid on the table. >> with that the crisis is over at least for now. here's karen travers. >> after months of drama and intense has minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. lawmakers completely blue the keyed line and no grand bargain both parties claim the ultimate goal. tonight both democrat and republicans gave themselves credit for getting something done. >> this is a very, very strong fears step. >> this is an important one. this is critical one for the future of the country. >>reporter: there was considerable hammering on republican lawmakers about the look of spending cut in the senate passed bill. some wished to tweak that with spending cut added on but ultimately not enough votes to get it passed. fiscal cliff deal was passed with overwhelming bipartisan sport this morning stepped tax cuts for all workers earning less than 400,000 dollars a year. prevent tax hike on estate valued at less than 5 million dollars. extend unemployment benefits that were set to expire today for some two million people. since congress missed january
in a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. karen travers shows us to what to expect. >> thousands will pack the mall on monday eager to witness the second inauguration of president obama, but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> this year officials estimate estimate about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. that will be more for george w. bush but a far cry from 2009. the there will be star power, beyonce will take part in the swearing-in ceremony. supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different and president's speech while the nation is not teetering on the brink like in 2009, president is struggling with high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. as long as washington politics do not get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obama will squeeze in a little sun. in 2009
took their strong views to capitol hill. abc's karen travers is covering it all. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. there were some tense exchanges on what gun control would look like and who it would target. in a hearing that lasted more than four hours it was the 1:15 from gabrielle giffords that may have overshadowed everything else. gabrielle giffords served as a painful reminder of the effects of gun violence. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. >> reporter: an emotional appeal for her former colleagues in congress to do what they can to prevent another tragedy. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: the nra said the focus should not be on new laws. >> we need to enforce the thousand of gun laws already on the books. >> reporter: it is the mass shootings that capture the nation's attention, but every day the gun violence in the u.s. continues. last week, chicago teenager, was in washington for president obama's inauguration. she was gunned down in a park just a few blocks from her school. the appa
's karen travers join us from washington with what's in store. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. usually there's a bit of a break between the end of one congress and the start of the other one, but because lawmakers were working up to the deadline on the fiscal cliff deal, this is a very quick transition for the 113th congress. and they're dealing with some very big challenges. here in washington, it's out with the old, in with the new. >> do you solemnly swear or affirm that you'll support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: the 113th congress was sworn in, and it's a more diverse group of lawmakers. in the house, there are 81 women. a record number of female senators, 20. taking the oath of office, the first hindu member. the first buddhist senator. and the first openly gay senator. republicans still control the house, but with a slightly smaller majority. democrats built on the majority in the senate by picking up two seats. john boehner has had a rough couple of weeks and faced challenges with his leadership. but in a dramatic nail biter,
with representatives of the national rifle association. >> the meetings come at a critical time, as abc's karen travers now reports. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. two years after she was shot and wounded, gabrielle giffords is making a big push for gun control. she said the shooting at the sandy hook elementary is a turning point. a somber remembrance of the 2011 shooting tragedy. bells tolled for the 6 killed and 13 wounded two years ago. former congresswoman gabby giffords one was of the wounded. after a long recovery, she's now fighting back, launching a new campaign taking on the gun lobby. they're pushing for background checks for private gun sales and limits to high capacity magazine clips. >> how do we get to the point where 85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? >> reporter: last week, they comforted families of victims of the sandy hook elementary shooting. she spoke for the first time after in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> you have a gun? >> yes. >> we're both gun owners. we a
has sparked a run on gun sales. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> not a shocker there. the white house and nra do not see eye to eye on the issue. now a battle is shaping up in congress. keep in mind, when they passed the assault weapons ban in 1994, democrats controlled the house and it still passed by that mump. now it's a republican controlled house, so no matter what they put on the table come tuesday, this thing has miles to go and it's going to be an uphill battle. >> i think that's right. but if there were ever a time for this to pass, i think now is the time. and what's clear is the white house has indicated that the newtown families will be given a chance to share their views. i suspect that when these congresswomen and men hear from the families themselves about their children being riddled with bullets, perhaps that will move the conversation forward. >> we will see. it will be some high drama on capitol hill. >>> other news, the pentagon is getting ready for drastic cuts that could come in march if congress does not act. defense secretary leon panetta outlined conting
travers is covering this ongoing debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. yesterday, president obama held the last press conference of his first term. he wasn't really willing to go into details about what he's considering on gun control. but he took a lot of questions on that very explosive issue. after the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary, president obama said the nation needed to change. and now he's poised to announce his own game plan on gun control. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: president obama received recommendations from vice president biden. they include stronger background checks for all gun purchases. a ban on high capacity magazine clips and renewed ban on assault weapons. >> my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. >> reporter: he may have the public's support, but president obama is facing a tough fight on capitol hill. nearly 300 members of congress
already said it opposes any new restrictions being placed on gun ownership. abc's karen travers is covering the gun debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. we thought the battle over the fiscal cliff was nasty and partisan. that may be mild compared to what's coming in the gun control debate. yesterday, vice president biden started to navigate that complicated issue. last month's tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary shook the nation. to the grieving community, president obama promised action. his first step, putting vice president biden in charge of developing the administration's blueprint. biden sat down with victims' groups and gun control advocates. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion, unless we can do everything, we're going to do nothing. >> reporter: the white house has stressed gun violence won't be solved by one action or one piece of legislation. biden was clear that the administration will do something, even if congress isn't on board. >> there are executive orders, executive act
will be difficult. abc's karen travers joining us from washington with more on this. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, paula and john. after the sandy hook elementary tragedy, president obama said the nation needs to change. yesterday, he outlined what he's going to do and what he'll push congress to do to prevent future gun violence. the tragic deaths of 20 schoolchildren at sandy hook elementary made america pause and reconsider its relationship with guns. and with children who had written him letters about gun violence, president obama announced the most sweeping push for gun control in decades. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: 11-year-old julia stokes wrote to the president. the only person she thought could make a difference. >> she said, i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard. julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: he's going to have to. the president is up against a congress that's very reluctant to pass comprehensive gun control. to get the ball rolling, mr. obama signed 23 exe
travers is covering the shooting and the ongoing gun control debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. the shooting yesterday in texas was prompted by an argument by two men. but it certainly sparked fears of another school shooting rampage. houston's lonestar college went on lockdown after police were called to reports of a shooting. law enforcement officials said three people were injured after two men got into a fight. >> i heard the shots. i saw a guy trying to run into the bushes, trying to get away, and he just laid there. >> i glanced at him and i heard six bullets. anybody out there could have been shot. >> reporter: since the newtown massacre last month, there's been a renewed focus on the nation's gun violence. but the shootings continue. 15-year-old nehemiah is accused of killing his parents and three siblings last week at their new mexico home. law enforcement officials said he considered going to a walmart and shoot random people. but something stopped him. in his inaugural address, president obama said combatting gun violence shoul
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